Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz

founded in 1949

The Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz is an affiliation of personalities from science, literature and music, which is operating beyond regional borders. It is serving the cultivation of sciences, literature and music and is thereby contributing to the preservation and promotion of our cultural heritage. The Academy is a location of dialogue, having its focus on the exchange of knowledge beyond disciplines.It has been founded on Juli 9th, 1949 on an initiative of Alfred Döblin and of former members of the Prussian Academy of Sciences with support of the French military administration and of the Federal Government of Rhineland-Palatinate.Being the only scientific academy in Germany uniting scientists, authors and since 2009 musical composers, as well, it is assembling three classes under its roof. Its members are elected from everywhere in Germany and its research foci are lying on the humanities, especially on huge projects, elaborating editions and dictionaries, encyclopaedias and documentations. With the implementation of a Digital Academy there has been created an interface to the “Digital Humanities”.  Another main task of the Academy in Mainz is the coordination of fourteen projects of the musical sciences, like the Edition of the works of Brahms, Gluck and Schönberg.

 

 

  • Selected projects of the academy

    Digitales Familiennamenwörterbuch Deutschlands

    Digitales Familiennamenwörterbuch Deutschlands Digitales Familiennamenwörterbuch Deutschlands
    Homepage of the project
  • Selected projects of the academy

    Leichenpredigten der frühen Neuzeit

    Foto des handkolorierten Titelblattes der Leichenpredigt auf August Kurfürst von Sachsen (1526-1586) Forschungsstelle für Personalschriften
    Homepage of the project
  • Selected projects of the academy

    Deutsche Inschriften des Mittelalters

    Alt-Text Copyright
    Homepage of the project
  • Selected projects of the academy

    Regesta Imperii (Quellen zur Reichsgeschichte)

    Homepage of the project
  • Selected projects of the academy

    Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi

    Corpus Vitrearum Deutschland/Freiburg i. Br. (Foto Ulrich Engert) Corpus Vitrearum Deutschland/Freiburg i. Br. (Foto Ulrich Engert)
    Homepage of the project
  • Selected projects of the academy

    Frühwarnsysteme für globale Umweltveränderungen

    Alt-Text Copyright
    Homepage of the project
  • Selected projects of the academy

    Neue Brahms-Ausgabe

    Ausschnitt aus: Johannes Brahms, Photographie von Ludwig Grillich, Wien 1892 Brahms-Institut an der Musikhochschule Lübeck
    Homepage of the project
  • Selected projects of the academy

    Gluck-Gesamtausgabe

    Gluck am Spinett, Porträt (Öl auf Leinwand) von Joseph Siffrède Duplessis, Paris 1775 Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
    Homepage of the project
  • Selected projects of the academy

    Schönberg-Gesamtausgabe

    Alt-Text Copyright
    Homepage of the project
  • Selected projects of the academy

    Corpus monodicum. Die einstimmige Musik des lateinischen Mittelalters

    Sequenz Grates deo et honor (Afra), Graduale Civitatense, 14. Jahrhundert Cividale, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
    Homepage of the project
  • Selected projects of the academy

    OPERA - Spektrum des europäischen Musiktheaters in Einzeleditionen

    Antonio Salieris 'Prima la musica e poi le parole' Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Wien
    Homepage of the project

With the Joseph-Breitbach-Award the Academy is bestowing a literature price endowed with the highest price money. Recently, there have been added the Robert Schumann-Prize for Poetry and Music as well as the Sibylle Kalkhof-Rose-Academy Award for the Humanities. With the Academy-Award of Rhineland-Palatinate special achievements in the field of studies and research are honoured.With symposia, dedicated to society-relevant subjects, with lectures, concerts and events for pupils and students the Academy is presenting its work to a wider audience. With the “Mainz Scientific Dialogues” the Academy has begun to address the younger generation of researchers.

In 2016 the Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz with the financial support of the Thyssen Foundation has established a Young Academy in order to further promote scientific young talents. The temporary membership in this "Young Academy" is limited to four years and has the aim to support excellent young scientific talents to pursue their scientific career and at the same time to further expand their scientific networks. A special emphasis lies on the integrative character of the “Young Academy”, aiming at the promotion of the dialogue between young excellent scientists not only across disciplinary borders, but also accross the generations.

Foto Header: Ernst-Dieter Hehl

Executive Committee

President
Prof. (em.) Dr Gernot Wilhelm
Ancient Orientalistic Studies

praesidialbuero@adwmainz.de

Vice-President
Prof. Dr Reiner Anderl
Computerembedded Product-Development

anderl@dik.tu-darmstadt.de

Vice-President
Prof. Dr Stefan Hradil
Sociology

hradil@uni-mainz.de

Vice-President
Dr Ursula Krechel
Literature and Music

ursula.krechel@adwmainz.de

Administration

Executive Secretary: Prof. Dr Claudius Geisler

Science Management and Co-ordination: Dr Johannes Bernwieser

Public Relations: Petra Plättner | Anna Lina Werry

Head of the Office: Gisela Neuheuser

Library and Exchange of Documents: Barbara Heinzelmann ter Beck


© Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften 2014